Nesowadnehunk Falls
Township 2, Range 10, ME

RATING: 3.0/5.0

Nesowadnehunk Falls
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STATE: Maine
COUNTY: Piscataquis County
TOWN: Township 2, Range 10
PARK: N/A
TYPE: Block
HEIGHT: 7 feet
WATER SOURCE: West Branch of the Penobscot River
TRAIL LENGTH: Less than 0.1 mile
TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy
HIKING TIME: Negligible
ALTITUDE GAIN: -25 feet
WHEN TO VISIT: May to October
SWIMMING: Not Possible and/or Prohibited
DELORME ATLAS: Page 50, D-4 (marked)
HANDICAP ACCESS: No
INCLUDED IN BOOK: Yes (Included in 2nd Edition of book as a full chapter)
DOGS ALLOWED: Yes
COST TO VISIT: Free
ALTERNATE NAMES: None Noted



THE FALLS:

A classic block style waterfall (also known as a ?horseshoe? falls) Nesowadnehunk Falls is a 7-foot drop of the West Branch of the Penobscot River. The falls are a well-known portage spot, often too dangerous for canoes and kayaks traveling down the river from the drop-in spot at Ripogenus Gorge. For whitewater rafters, however, traveling over the falls is often the highlight of a journey down the Penobscot River. Often, outfitters will do multiple runs over the falls if time and conditions permit them to.
         The powerful 100-foot wide cascade drowns out the occasion logging trucks that are driving along Golden Rd, only yards away. Fly-fishing is also common below the falls, and a decent view of Mt. Katahdin can be seen looking downstream. Also, since the falls are controlled by Ripogenus Dam upstream, and water is released throughout each day, expect to see a powerful waterfall any time of the year.


TRAIL INFORMATION:

Please see trail information in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting information via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are interested in.


DIRECTIONS:

Please see directions in our published guidebook, New England Waterfalls: A Guide to More Than 400 Cascades And Waterfalls, or you can email us (gparsons66@hotmail.com) and we will happily provide them to you. When requesting directions via email, please remember to specify which particular waterfall(s) you are looking for directions to.


SPECIAL NOTES / UPDATES SINCE THE 2ND EDITION:

None.




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